With tears welling up in her eyes, she choked on her words slightly as she finished her speech. When she sat down, the audience gave a big round of applause, while the board smiled and nodded their heads in approval.

The CEO of CapitaLand Commercial Trust had decided to end her presentation with a show of appreciation for her tenants and business partners who’ve helped make the REIT the success it is today. When she came to thanking her employees for their tireless effort and dedication, the emotions swelled and you could see that it meant a lot to the CEO.

It is not every day that you get to hear CEOs express their gratitude to their staff and it was heartening to see Ms Lynette Leong voice hers with such genuine sincerity.

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (CCT) is Singapore’s first and largest commercial REIT and comprises 10 centrally-located office and …